Here’s the abstract I submitted for a birds-of-a-feather session at TechEd US:
Benefits of Functional Programming ideas in the context of parallelization efforts
Parallelization is an important topic these days and Microsoft are doing a lot to make it easier. Without looking at the agenda, it seems safe to say that TechEd will be full of content around Parallel Extensions, the many-core shift and related issues. .NET Parallel Extensions are valuable and important, but there is still one difficult task that developers need to take care of: structure overall architecture as well as any given code snippet in such a way that the new “technical bits” can do their job. On the surface, this has not become any easier than it was with multi-threading. Functional Programming techniques don’t have all the answers, but they do provide one valuable approach that helps solve these outstanding problems. Every program should be at least a little bit functional these days. Whether you agree or not – come to this session and tell all of us about it!
Whether you’re going to be there or not, please follow this link and vote for it! Thank you very much!